PIMM Digitalised Mining Arena

PIMM DMA (Pilot for Industrial Mobile communication in Mining, Digitalised Mining Arena) is the continuation of the PIMM project. PIMM DMA will bring the innovative ideas and funding from the PIMM project to a maturity level where industrialization can start and business relations can be initated. PIMM DMA will further build understanding of how to specify services level agreements between involved suppliers and users, in new value networks. PIMM DMA will also build understanding of solutions for localized core network, supervision and control of various machinery, connected sensors and distributed control center to empower mining operators, all enabled by mobile network connectivity. 


The PIMM project was a two year long project that focused on establishing a state of the art mobile network in a mine, and test a number of applications that are enabled by mobile communication. The PIMM project has shown through usage, measurements and simulations that cellular based communication has very good properties enabling robustness and at the same time guarantee performance and low latency for demanding applications. 

During the PIMM project a number of areas was identified where further work is needed to increase maturity level and to reach a level where market forces will take off and start product and service development. That is the starting point of PIMM DMA. 

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PIMM DMA Project Objectives 

Innovation is the overall objective with PIMM DMA and is expected to occur in several of the areas below: 

  • Innovation in service operations for industrial mobile networks
  • Innovation in cellular communication technology
  • Innovation in industrial products and services enabled by cellular communication 
  • Innovation in industrial automation focusing mining applications 
  • Innovation in systems-of-systems 

PIMM DMA will deliver enough maturity level of technologies where product and service development typically starts. One essentail result from PIMM DMA will be service level agreement (SLA) templates as starting point for expected future products and services enabling industrial automation in general and mining automation in particular. 



ABB is a global leader in power and automation technologies. In the project ABB will integrate and adopt interfaces towards mobile based communication for supervision and control.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. Atlas Copco develops products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.


Boliden is a metals company with focus on sustainable development. In the project Boliden will participate with domain knowledge, test site and experts in mining environment and installation.


Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology, providing equipment, software and services to enable industry transformation through mobile communication and digitalization of information. In the project Ericsson will provide state of the art technology in mobile communication and knowledge about technology and related business.


InfoVista is a world wide market leader providing equipment, software and services to optimize, benchmark and monitor mobile networks. In the project InfoVista will provide competence in mobile network communication and knowledge about technology.


RISE SICS is a leading research institute for applied information and communication technology in Sweden. RISE SICS will lead the project and provide knowledge about building system of systems, big data analytics and provide expert knowledge in digitalization of industry.


Telia Company is a leading European fixed and mobile operator, with a global network footprint. In the project Telia Company will contribute with two main roles. Provide core network capabilities and access to their spectrum assets and data ecosystem management and related security and qos aspectsas well as contribute with competence and business innovation.   


Volvo Construction Equipment, VCE, is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. In the project VCE will provide access to a remote controlled wheel loader.

Wolfit AB

WolfitAB is a SME company that represents more than 20 years of knowledge of development, implementation and maintenance of mobile production systems for heavy vehicle commercial applications. Wolift AB will represent the end user perspective regarding technology and application aspects in the project. Wolfit AB will also be heavily involved in planning and practical work relating to test and demonstration activities.

PIMM DMA är finansierat av Vinnova och det strategiska innovationsprogrammet PiiA samt av deltagande projektparter. 

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